Colonel head coach Rick Casko said, as usual, even the fans will be revved up for this clash at Doug Cochran Field.
“I’ve talked to people from Atlanta who’ve heard of this rivalry because it’s so high energy,” Casko said. “This is something you’re glad your kids can experience.”
“It’s exciting for the community when any of their four schools can play one another,” head coach Frank Barden said. “It’s always a lot of fun for Cass and Cartersville when they play one another in any sport.”
Both coaches stress using the game as an opportunity to improve.
“You really try to tell the kids to approach it like it’s another game,” Barden said. “It’s our second game [of the season] and we hope this year to get better each week. I’d rather us be focused on our football team and the path we’d like to take to get better each week rather than be focused on one football game.”
“Whereas last year every game we played was a region game,” Casko said, “this year we are preparing for region and our goal is to get better each week.”
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